In Billing
May 22nd, 2019
The use of Social Security Numbers (SSNs) for identification and record-keeping purposes is an outdated practice, and it will soon be a violation on the Standard Paper Remit (SPR) generated by Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs). The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has instructed MACs, in CR 11289, to update the SPR to ensure ...
In Billing
Jun 20th, 2017
Medicare beneficiaries will start receiving new member ID cards in the mail beginning April 2018. Healthcare providers and the billing companies they employ have until then to prepare their systems to accept the new format. What’s Behind the Change? The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) mandates the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) ...
In Billing
Oct 10th, 2016
By now, you probably know MACRA is an acronym for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 — legislation that brought about physician payment reform and inspired the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) to create a new quality-based payment program. And most Americans know that SSN is an abbreviation for Social ...